Childhood Immunization

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    Taxonomy Code: LT-3400.1500

    Programs that inoculate infants and young children to prevent them from contracting diseases to which they are particularly susceptible including diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), measles, mumps, chicken pox (varicella), rubella (German measles), whooping cough (pertussis), Hib (haemophilus influenzae type B), hepatitis B, pneumococcal infections and polio. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for use in selected locales and for certain high-risk groups. Influenza vaccine is recommended annually for children older than six months with specific risk factors. Rotavirus vaccination (to prevent acute gastroenteritis with vomiting and severe diarrhea) is recommended during the first year of infancy. A baby should receive two or three doses depending on the brand used. Some childhood immunizations involve a series of doses at specific intervals.

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    Pitkin County Health and Human ServicesHealth and Human Services (HHS) departments work together advocating health and wellness and providing responsive programs for the benefit of our entire community.Pitkin County405 CASTLE CREEK RDPitkin County Department of Health and Human Services
    Public Health Services - San Miguel County Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic Health services for the residents of the community. Programs: - Public Health Nursing - Immunizations - Women's Health - HCP Program - TBI Program - WIC - Women's Wellness - Maternal Child Health (prenatal care) Environmental Health Services: - Special Use Permits - Consumer Protection - Air Quality - Water Quality - Public Use/Land Management - Onsite Waste Water Program San Miguel County333 West Colorado AvenueSan Miguel County Health & Human Services

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